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Is a wireless card the answer to my problem? Which ones are best for me? What should I look for? I have wireless all around me in my building. I can't really afford expensive cable. I can't seem to "connect" an external antenna. I have tried a very good one from C Crane co. and I cannot get the PC to accept it and I cannot get the drivers installed no matter what I do, I have followed all instructions. Yikes! Mikey

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  • Michael Maushak May 02, 2010

    Here is the deal. Answer my question or I move onto someone else.
    Read my question, ONE MORE TIME, and then muster up all the smarts you can to answer it!
    My question pertains to wireless cards, the antenna thing was just backround,
    Of course I followed the C. Crane Co's instructions.

  • Michael Maushak May 02, 2010

    I have an Acer Extensa 5420/5120. I want to know if a wireless card will help me receive Wifi that is all around in my building? I have already tried
    an external antenna and it is not a workable option. Is there a monthly fee for a wireless card? What card can I use?
    Please just answer my questions, I need a professional answer, I do not need jokes.

  • Michael Maushak May 02, 2010

    I have a selection of secured and unsecured connections to choose from at my location. Please complete the answer to my question.

  • Michael Maushak May 02, 2010

    So, I think I finally got my answer after a long way around the barn, I understand that the
    answer is yes, a usb wireless card is the solution to my problem, and being a sensible adult,
    of course I have protection against virus, and a firewall, ect.

    It took awhile, but finally, after all that, I have put together a sensible and concise answer
    to the question I had.



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The best and easiest way is to get a usb wireless adapter which will plug into the device.Another concern is the wireless connection to which you want to connect to, have you got access to it in terms of password and ssid name?

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  • heeman mohun May 02, 2010

    A secured network means only those who knows the security or encryption can log onto the system. An unsecured network means it is open to anyone. The thing you need to be careful here is when you connect to a network that you do not know the soure, you are prone to attacks. In other way it is like you open your door to anyone and anybody can come in and do what they want.So I would suggest you do some research on this. Make all files unshareable and protect your pc with anti virus,firewall and anti malware(eg spyware doctor). I hope I have cleared your mind on this issue.

  • heeman mohun May 02, 2010

    You can choose any connection but it is the risk that you are taking that is a concern. Try any of the unsecured connection as if you want to connect to the secured connection you will need a key. You cannot get the key unless you connect to the router that is sending the particular signal or SSID. I hope I have answered your question this time.


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Is this the same question I just answered in the free section?

I think your neighbors are on to you ... they have you blocked from using their connection.

As far as the hardware issue, is your OS compatible with the hardware you are trying to use? Check the microsoft hardware compatability list for your OS ... if windows 7, here is the link:

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  • A Miller May 02, 2010

    Help yourself Mickey ... I am a volunteer worker here just like all the others who answer questions and I dont respond very well to threats. My computers (all 25 of them on 4 mixed mode networks) operate flawlessly. Yours is the one that is broke.


  • A Miller May 02, 2010

    Tell the judge it was just a joke when you get caught and charged with stealing services from the cable company and/or your neighbors and local businesses. I see your method for garnering cooperation from volunteer workers is exceedingly beneficial and furthering your case!

    You are now on notice concerning thieft of services from your neighbors, locall businesses and service providers. If called, I will gladly testify.

    If you don't stop this insanity, I will report this post to ... I suggest you read the terms of use page at before you say another word.



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